Frontispiece to the 1892 J. B. Lippincott Co. "New Edition" Reprint Depicting Ellen Standing in a Garden
Dielman, Frederick, “Frontispiece to the 1892 J. B. Lippincott Co. "New Edition" Reprint Depicting Ellen Standing in a Garden,” Wide, Wide World Digital Edition, accessed January 22, 2021, https://widewideworlddigitaledition.siue.edu/items/show/738.
This illustration, appearing as the frontispiece to the 1892 J. B. Lippincott Company "New Edition" reprint, depicts Ellen standing in a garden. A caption below the illustration reads, "Bear a lily in thy hand: / Gates of brass cannot withstand / One touch of that mighty wand." This caption quotes a stanza from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "Maidenhood," and emphasizes Ellen's innocence and purity. In the illustration, Ellen stands in a garden surrounded by flowers and trees. She holds a book in one hand and caresses a lily with the other. She wears a brimmed hat with a bow and gazes directly at the viewer of the illustration.
Wetherell, Elizabeth [Susan Warner]. The Wide, Wide World. Reprint, New ed. Illustrated by Frederick Dielman. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1892.
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